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1). Reinvigorated (Verb) – पुनर्जीवित करना
Definition: give new energy or strength to.
Synonyms: enliven, modernize, renew, renovate.
Antonyms: destroy, kill, ruin, depress.
Usage: we are fully committed to reinvigorating the economy of the area
2). Benumbing (Verb) – लकवा मारना
Definition: deprive of physical or emotional feeling.
Synonyms: Blunt, chill, daze, cumber.
Antonyms: enliven, deadened.
Usage: a hoarse shout cut through his benumbed senses
3). Patronage (Noun) — सरपरस्ती
Definition: the support given by a patron.
Synonyms: sponsorship, backing, funding, financing, philanthropy, promotion, furtherance
Antonyms: attack, blockage, disapproval.
Usage: the arts could no longer depend on private patronage
4). Overawed (Verb) – अभिभूत होना
Definition: impress (someone) so much that they are silent or inhibited.
Synonyms: intimidate, daunt, cow, take someone’s breath away, awe, disconcert
Antonyms: Create, delight, take apart.
Usage: the eleven-year-old was overawed by the atmosphere
5). Belligerent (Adjective) – शत्रुतापूर्ण
Definition: hostile and aggressive.
Synonyms: hostile, aggressive, threatening, antagonistic, pugnacious, bellicose
Antonyms: friendly, peaceable, neutral.
Usage: the mood at the meeting was belligerent
6). Exorcise (Verb) — भगाना
Definition: rid (a person or place) of a supposed evil spirit.
Synonyms: drive out, cast out, expel
Antonyms: adopt, embrace, take on
Usage: infants were exorcised prior to baptism
7). Assaulted (Verb) – हमला करना
Definition: make a physical attack on.
Synonyms: hit, strike, physically attack, aim blows at, slap, smack, beat, thrash
Antonyms: opposition, resistance, protection, security, shelter
Usage: he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer
8). Quell (Verb) – वश में करना
Definition: put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
Synonyms: put an end to, stamp out, put a stop to, end, finish, get rid of, crush, put down, check
Antonyms: bring about, prompt
Usage: extra police were called to quell the disturbance
9). Tainted (Verb) – ख़राब होना
Definition: contaminate or pollute (something).
Synonyms: contaminate, pollute, adulterate, infect, blight, befoul, spoil
Antonyms: pure, holy, clean.
Usage: the air was tainted by fumes from the cars
10). Piecemeal (adjective) – क्रम से
Definition: characterized by unsystematic partial measures taken over a period of time.
Synonyms: a little at a time, piece by piece, bit by bit, gradually, slowly, in stages, in steps
Antonyms: abrupt, sudden
Usage: the village is slowly being killed off by piecemeal development